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Standard photographic print sizes are used in photographic printing. Cut sheets of paper meant for printing photographs are commonly sold in these sizes.

They are often denoted with a code of the format nR, where the number n represents the length of the shorter edge in inches. In the normal series, the long edge is the length of the short edge plus 2 inches (10" or less) or 3 inches (11" and above). The alternative Super series, denoted SnR, has an aspect ratio of 3:2 (or as close as possible) and thus provides a better fit for standard 135 film (35mm) at sizes of 8 inches or above.

In Japan, the same print sizes (and several additional ones) are known by different names. The Japanese L is equivalent to 3R, while 2L — twice the size — matches 5R. KG represents the size of a traditional 4"×6" (4R) Japanese postcard (hagaki).[1] The nP or cut (切り kiri?) series are defined in reference to a full page size (全紙 zenshi?) of 457×560 mm, with smaller numbers (fewer cuts) indicating larger sizes.[2]

Unlike ISO 216 paper sizes, the aspect ratios of photographic prints vary, so exact scaling of prints is not always possible. However, there are some logical correspondences between the sizes, noted below when applicable.

Many of the standard sizes are the same as sheet film formats, and are appropriate for making contact sheets from these films.

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Table of some common sizes

Print Japan Size (in.) Size (mm) 300dpi (px) Aspect ratio Note
  E 3¼" × 4½ 82.5 × 120 mm 16:11 (1.45) Size in inches is approximate
3R L 3½" × 5" 89 × 127 mm 1051 × 1500 px 10:7 (1.43) Called "9 × 13 cm" worldwide.
4R KG 4" × 6" 102 × 152 mm 1205 × 1795 px 3:2 (1.5) Standard consumer print size in US, Canada and Australia. Called "10 × 15 cm" worldwide.
4D 4½" × 6" 4:3 (1.33) New size for digital camera photos.
5R 2L 5" × 7" 127 × 178 mm 1500 × 2102 px 7:5 (1.4) Twice the size of a 3R print. Called "13 × 18 cm" worldwide.
6R 8P 6" × 8" 152 × 203 mm 1795 × 2398 px4:3 (1.33) Twice the size of a 4R print.
8R 6P 8" × 10" 203 × 254 mm 2398 × 3000 px5:4 (1.25) Can be used for contact prints from 8x10 film. Called "20 × 25 cm" worldwide.
S8R 6PW 8" × 12" 203 × 305 mm 2398 × 3602 px3:2 (1.5) Closest approximation to A4, twice the size of a 6R print. Called "20 × 30 cm" worldwide.
10R 4P 10" × 12" 254 × 305 mm 3000 × 3602 px6:5 (1.2)  
S10R 4PW[3] 10" × 15" 254 × 381 mm 3000 × 4500 px3:2 (1.5)  
11R   11" × 14" 279 × 356 mm 3295 × 4205 px14:11 (1.27) Called "28 × 36 cm" worldwide.
S11R   11" × 17" 279 × 432 mm 3295 × 5102 px17:11 (1.54)  
12R   12" × 15" 305 × 381 mm 3602 × 4500 px5:4 (1.25)  
S12R   12" × 18" 305 × 465 mm 3602 × 5492 px3:2 (1.5)  

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Japanese print sizes (Japanese) (Translate: Google, Babelfish)
  2. ^ Traditional Japanese Specialty Papers
  3. ^ At 368mm, the Japanese 4PW size is slightly narrower than S10R.

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